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As we begin our 2019 legislative session, I want to give the people of Cranston an overview of what they can expect from their House of Representatives this year. Before doing so, however, I wish to sincerely thank two key groups - the voters of more
To the Editor: Contract cuts to outside service providers recently made by DCYF have left some foster and adoptive families scrambling. Families should sit tight as DCYF figures out what is next. In the meantime, these families are not alone -they have a more
To the Editor: Many think of local police officers and fire department personnel as public servants who are merely there to provide emergency services for residents in need. For our family, our local police officers and firefighters represent so much more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Rhode Island rushed to adopt a new educational assessment, RICAS, patterned after Massachusetts' MCAS. The scores came in. Rhode Island students did not do nearly as well as their Massachusetts peers. Everyone rushed to a negative more
The radio crackled as it does with an incoming call. I glanced at the dashboard. It was Carol’s number. “Did you hear it?” We often hear the reverse thrust as a jet lands at Green, a … more
It's no secret that public participation in local government has waned over the years. On most nights at local city and town halls, only a handful of members of the public - including local print journalists - are present as municipal officials do the more
By HERB WEISS The CDC says it's a no-brainer as to what issue I should cover this week. Being homebound for three or four days, with the flu, and my submittal deadline looming, I pen my commentary on widespread flu activity now being reported in Rhode more
Recently the concept of trust has come up in Warwick on several occasions. More specifically, how much trust should be doled out in certain situations and which situations call for more skepticism? To address one of the most tragic stories we've covered more
To the Editor: In her inaugural address, Governor Raimondo reiterated her call for a ban on so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines." This notwithstanding that the report of her hand picked working group on gun safety could not agree on a" more
On behalf of the City Council and School Committee, I offer my heartfelt thanks to all those who made our recent Inauguration at the Crowne Plaza so meaningful and memorable. Community, faith and family are important for many of us in public service, and more
To the Editor: The Alzheimer's Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and more than 16 million Alzheimer's caregivers. As an Alzheimer's advocate, it is my honor to represent them. Congress just more
This is the time of year to be out on the bay if you're looking to be one with nature. Sure, there are the quahoggers and the occasional tug and barge or freighter. You want to stay out of their way. Sailors are rare and even rarer are the pleasure power more
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